Drug dealers                   Software developers
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Refer to their clients           Refer to their clients
as "users"                       as "users"

"The first one's free!"          " Download a free trial

Have important South-East        Have important South-East
Asian connections                Asian connections
(to help move the stuff)         (to help debug the code)

Strange jargon:                  Strange jargon:
"Stick," "Rock,"                 "SCSI," "RTFM,"
"Dime bag," "E"                  "Java," "ISDN"

Realize that there's             Realize that there's
tons of cash in the              tons of cash in the
14- to 25-year-old               14- to 25-year-old
market                           market

Job is assisted by the           Job is assisted by
industry's producing             industry's producing
newer, more potent mixes         newer, faster machines

Often seen in the company        Often seen in the company of
of pimps and hustlers            marketing people and venture

Their product causes             DOOM. Quake. SimCity. Duke Nukem
unhealthy addictions             'Nuff said.

Do your job well, and            Damn! Damn! DAMN!!!
you can sleep with
movie stars who
depend on you